There’s no question that racial issues are one of the biggest problems facing American society today. Instead of making progress, we seem to be moving backwards. Some contend that racial barriers are bigger today than ever before. I question that assessment, but judging from the volume of strident voices around us, I think that the degree of tension and discontent arising from racial matters is perhaps greater than at any time in American history. There are many attempts to explain why this may be so, but one thing is clear, namely that we have a racial problem, and the solution appears more elusive as time goes one. So, what’s the problem, and what’s the solution?